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£32m Dundee sports hub hits the ground running

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May 18 2018

£32m Dundee sports hub hits the ground running
Dundee City Council’s design and property division has moved on-site with a new Regional Performance Centre for Sport within Caird Park.

Doubling as a training and competition venue for a range of sports the SportScotland backed centre includes a full size 3G indoor football pitch, eight court sports hall and conference suite.

Situated in close proximity to the A-listed Mains Castle the sports campus is intended to raise the profile of the city for sport by addressing shortfalls in its infrastructure provision.

In a statement the city architect wrote: “Externally the main building is intended to have a visualpresence on the site which deals with the large massing of the main block but is sensitive to its parkland setting. It will have a basecourse of dark grey brick to anchor it. The massing of the overall form is then composed of a palette of brick and cladding in muted tones.

“There will be use of coloured architectural elements to pick out the entrance to improve wayfinding and clarity of building use.”

Contractor Balfour Beatty has been appointed to deliver the project.

4 Comments

Blind Dove
#1 Posted by Blind Dove on 20 May 2018 at 22:51 PM
Is it the design or is it the visual? Something's wrong
Sue Pearman
#2 Posted by Sue Pearman on 21 May 2018 at 11:34 AM
Was the clients brief to create a building that meets the aspirations of those using the complex?...for which Dundee Council's property division thinks they deserve the most uninspiring, bland, cheap looking building possible...with the visual highlight being ...coloured render...!?
voice of reason
#3 Posted by voice of reason on 21 May 2018 at 12:35 PM
Is there a decimal place missing between the 3 and the 2 in the title?
Scunnered
#4 Posted by Scunnered on 21 May 2018 at 13:09 PM
When i first saw this, i genuinely thought it was an image of a lorry park just off an autobahn.

'It will have a basecourse of dark grey brick to 'anchor' it' - yeh, just like tyres! Make up yer mind pal, is it a boat or a lorry?

And then this classic de jour...

'There will be use of coloured architectural elements to pick out the entrance to improve 'wayfinding''

Wayfinding? Is that what semiology has come to? ******* wayfinding????????? Stick a ******* sign on it then and be done with it. In fact, why bother, just throw the towel in altogether and drive a taxi - that'll teach ye how to ******* wayfind!

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